James Shaw is a designer and a maker exploring the material landscape in a hands on way. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products programme and now runs a studio in London working on projects that interrogate the material, systemic and formal approaches to the creation of objects. Frequently his work considers the resources around us challenging the notion of ‘waste’ to create new beautiful materials. James has exhibited internationally including at The Design Museum, The V&A, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and MoMA. Past awards include being nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award and winning the Arc Chair Design Award. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the Vitra Design Museum among others.